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Senior Associate/Scientist, Nutrition

City:  Evansville

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.

​Research & Development​

In R&D, we're full of highly skilled talents that include Scientists, Engineers, Medical, Clinical and Regulatory professionals - all working to create a cleaner, healthier world. With nine Centres of Excellence, we continually seek out new opportunities by using science, our entrepreneurial flare and our fearless innovation to develop and enhance our existing portfolio, never compromising on quality or performance. 

We do the right thing, always, by ensuring we act with responsibility and integrity, by complying with regulatory legislation across the globe, whilst ensuring our products are safe for our consumers and are to the highest quality.

The size of our organisation means you'll have the opportunity to learn and work in different functions within R&D, giving you exposure to different disciplines, teams and environments. You will also have access to our R&D Academy, designed to develop our team and allow you to grow in our great organisation.

About the role

The Senior Nutrition Scientist is aware of our purpose and acts as an ambassador of our compass and leadership behaviors. Understands how projects and initiatives fit within the strategic business needs. Makes decisions on their own with support.

Your responsibilities

• Demonstrates quick adaptation and responds to change by developing creative solutions for everyday problems. Identifies and supports delivery of innovative nutrition science solutions according to the operating model and nutrition science process. Questions and challenges conventional approaches.

• Interprets the scientific evidence and consumer needs and sees opportunities for innovation. Identifies opportunities and applies knowledge to create differentiated solutions by designing science-based nutrition profiles for new and improved formulations. Applies consumer and HCP insights to support development, substantiation, and review of messaging. Critically analyzes and recognizes gaps in scientific evidence and proposes solutions. Leads and/or contributes to nutrition research that addresses business needs.

• Proactively identifies and develops new working relationships. Adheres to core values in all situations. Discusses and exchange information with stakeholders to identify areas of mutual interest and benefit. Partners cross functionally with R&D and with other peers.

• Understands and leverages scientific databases, consumer marketing insight tools and other digital data to support decision making. Disseminates learnings within the team.

The experience we're looking for

• Ph.D. in Nutrition or related discipline with excellent general knowledge of nutrition. Additional relevant experience may be considered in combination with M.S. degree or other advanced and relevant degrees.

• Experience in pediatric and adult nutrition preferred.

• Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to develop effective working relationships and networks with culturally and technically diverse groups.

• Ability to function as a nutrition science representative in cross-functional teams, prioritize responsibilities, and deliver a full range of results under tight time constraints and changing priorities.

• Capable of identifying and driving the application of nutrition science to generate positive business results.

• Excellent writing, reporting, and presenting skills.

• Strong competency with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point).

The skills for success

• Understands cross functional teams and effectively operates with other areas. Prioritizes and delivers work with a basic understanding of the operating model and fit within strategy under the guidance of others. Understands commercial and financial terms and recognizes impact of own work on achievement of objectives.

• Strong understanding of pediatric and adult nutrition to help bring innovations to market and support R&D Operations. Able to demonstrate this in cross functional meetings. Supports and educates teams with understanding of the scientific literature. Develops and maintains an in-depth understanding of the literature and scientific expert recommendations as well as application of regulations. Ability to communicate clearly and without ambiguity. Readily applies skills to work independently. Seeks developmental opportunities to enhance knowledge. Networks and collaborates to enhance expertise.

• Able to set clear objectives and targets and define milestones to enable delivery of results. Accountable for delivering results set for themselves. Recognizes gaps or issues in performance and can rectify. Knows when to readjust priorities and seeks opportunities for simplification and improvement.

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.

US salary ranges

USD $93,000.00  -  $139,000.00

US pay transparency

The base salary range for this role will vary based on experience in job and industry, training and education, skills relevant to the position, and other factors permitted by law.  In addition to the base salary, the position is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, which is subject to change each year.

Reckitt offers eligible employees competitive benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; paid time off for vacation, sick, and Company recognized holidays; a 401(K) plan; generous paid parental leave; adoption and fertility support; tuition reimbursement; product discounts; and much more!

If reasonable accommodation is needed to complete your application, please contact Reckitt is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.


We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

Nearest Major Market: Evansville

Job Segment: Nutrition, Counseling, Pediatric, Healthcare

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